1. Juanes' Cuba Concert Details Announced

    September 10, 2009 4:41 PM EDT An international lineup of Latin acts will join Colombian rocker Juanes at his controversial "Paz Sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) concert, scheduled for Havana, Cuba Sept. 20. The free concert, which coincides with the United Nations' International Day of Peace, will…

  2. Malaysian Muslims Allowed To Attend Black Eyed Peas Concert

    September 02, 2009 9:17 AM EDT The Malaysian government has agreed to let Muslims attend a concert by U.S. hip-hop stars Black Eyed Peas , reversing an earlier ban imposed because the show is sponsored by an alcoholic beverage company, officials said Wednesday. Ticket sales opened to Muslims on Wednesday for the Sept. 25…

  3. Muslims Barred From Malaysia Black Eyed Peas Concert

    August 27, 2009 9:37 AM EDT Malaysia's government has barred Muslims from a concert by U.S. hip-hop stars the Black Eyed Peas next month because the event is organized by Irish beer giant Guinness, an official said Thursday. The prohibition comes amid a clampdown on alcohol consumption among Malaysia's Muslim…

  4. David Garza, "Dream Delay"

    August 11, 2009 6:57 PM EDT Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter David Garza's words tumble out of him with a beauty and unpredictability that makes his bluesy warble consistently interesting. Dry wit, a zigzagging vocabulary and poignant melodies are layered with guitar, piano, sparingly used effects and echoing…

  5. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 4:07 PM EDT Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Close to You." The crowd remained on their…

  6. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 9:36 AM EDT Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Close to You." The crowd remained on their…

  7. Eleven Die In Morocco Concert Crush

    May 25, 2009 1:42 PM EDT Eleven people were killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Moroccan capital Rabat overnight when thousands of spectators hurried to leave at the end of a concert wrapping up the city's landmark music festival. The stampede caused a fence to give way, killing five women, two teenagers…

  8. Whispers To Record First Gospel Album

    May 15, 2009 7:54 AM EDT Kingdom Records has signed the Whispers to record the legendary R&B group's first gospel album. Grammy Award-winning gospel icon Fred Hammond is on board to produce several tracks for the project, which is tentatively slated for a fall 2009 release. "We've been wanting to…

  9. Bob Dylan Marks Second Week As U.K. No. 1

    May 11, 2009 12:09 PM EDT Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz took the singles crown for a third week. "Life"…

  10. March 19, 2009

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – R&B singer Luther Ingram dies of heart failure in Belleville, Ill., at the age of 69. 2002 – Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 – Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens,…

  11. China Nixes Oasis Gigs Over Band's Tibet Stance

    March 02, 2009 3:18 PM EST Oasis won't be performing its first ever shows in China after all. The Chinese government has revoked the performance licenses issued to the U.K. rock act. The band's Chinese promoters Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China informed them on Saturday (Feb. 28) of the government order…

  12. Malaysian Government Pulls Lavigne Concert

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Malaysian Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Mohammed Shafie says Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's Aug. 29 concert at Kuala Lumpur's 45,000 capacity Stadium Merdeka has been postponed. Malaysian Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Mohammed Shafie says Canadian singer…

  13. Ex-Korn Member 'Head' Readies Solo Album

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brian "Head" Welch wanted his first solo album to bring him back to Korn -- the sound, rather than the band. Brian "Head" Welch wanted his first solo album to bring him back to Korn -- the sound, rather than the band. "I was getting away from our sound, the Korn sound…

  14. Ibiza Plots 2008 Party Island Comeback

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the island's original house music explosion, dance music insiders are predicting a return to clubbing mecca Ibiza's glory days. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the island's original house music explosion, dance music insiders are…

  15. Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. The band's founder chats with Billboard.com on the group's last h After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Ministry's Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. In typical fashion, Ministry's last hurrah is unconventional. After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  18. Newcomer Duffy Sweeps U.K. Charts

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Welsh vocalist Duffy added another dimension to her hugely successful U.K. launch yesterday (March 9), as her debut album, "Rockferry," opened at No. 1, while the single "Mercy" ba A&M/Universal's Welsh vocalist Duffy added another…

  19. Winehouse Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's two-CD, deluxe edition of her "Back to Black" album rose 3-1 yesterday to top the U.K. album chart for the first time. In a singles top 10 featuring almost no changes from last week, D Amy Winehouse's two-CD, deluxe edition of her "Back to Black"…

  20. Duffy, The Feeling Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong impact on the new U.K. sales charts by the stars of last week's BRIT Awards, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Universal) earned a second week atop the singles list yesterday (Feb. 24), and th Despite a strong impact on the new U.K. sales charts by the stars of…

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